IRVINE, California, August 4, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Kenny Hom as Executive Vice President of Operations with Farmer Boys Foods in Riverside, CA.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Kenny has a breadth of experience in a variety of restaurant environments, and this background is ideal for helping Farmer Boys continue to grow and thrive. In addition to his experience, Kenny’s approach to relationships and leadership are an ideal fit with the family ownership approach that has been the hallmark of Farmer Boys for years. He is an ideal fit to continue Farmer Boys tradition of excellence and great guest experience.”

Mr. Hom has a twenty-two year career as an operations oriented leader in the restaurant industry. He understands restaurant operations at a fundamental level, having worked his way up in the restaurant business. While establishing his career he has built strong relationships with restaurant personnel. Mr. Hom has worked with various restaurant based companies in his career, including California Pizza Kitchen, Island Restaurants and Red Robin International. Most recently Mr. Hom was the Vice President of Operations for a Japanese based company.

Mr. Hom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

About Farmer Boys Foods

Inspired by the spirit of the heartland, Farmer Boys ( was built on homegrown goodness and raised on family pride. Founded by the five Havadjias brothers, the first Farmer Boys restaurant opened its doors in Perris, California in 1981. Their generous portions and farm-fresh food quickly gained a loyal following, and by 1997, seven more family owned restaurants appeared across Southern California. Eager to share their success. The Havadjias brothers granted their first franchise in 1998. A year later, the first independently owned Farmer Boys restaurant opened in Temecula, California. At last count, there were 79 Farmer Boys restaurants at locations all over Southern and Central California and in Nevada.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Restaurants/Retail and Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank and Union Bank.